Which wide receiver is better: Zach Ertz or Darnell Mooney? The answer may depend on your league rules. Ertz has better upside, while Mooney is a better value at the end of your draft. Both are fast enough to earn starting job, but Ertz’s faster speed may not be enough to catch the pass against a defense that can stop him. Luckily, neither player will cost you a draft pick.
drafting zach ertz or darnell mooney
If you’re looking to win in your Week 18 fantasy football game, drafting either Zach Ertz or Darnell Mooney is a smart move. Both tight ends have solid measurables, and they are two of the best players available in this position. But, which one is more valuable? Here’s a breakdown of each player’s advanced stats. And, as always, make sure you get a full-fledged evaluation of your players’ skill sets.
For a flex play, Darnell Mooney has the edge. The Bears’ wideout has hauled in 13 of his last 30 targets for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Andy Dalton and Justin Fields have made Mooney a top target in recent weeks. The Arizona Cardinals are a tough matchup for any skill player, as they have allowed nine WR touchdowns since Week 9. But, as a FLEX play with WR2 upside, Darnell Mooney can give you that.
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Mooney was drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Although he was small at 5’10 and 178 pounds, his elite speed, quickness, and break ability made him an instant mismatch against slower coverage. His lack of size and return experience are a concern, though he does have a great deal of upside. The upcoming draft will provide him with the opportunity to show off that talent.
Mooney’s pro stock has increased significantly since his early college days. In 2021, he will overtake Allen Robinson as the Bears’ WR1. His 2020 production will be impressive, totaling 1,055 yards and four touchdowns.
While Mooney was underutilized in his college career, he did have an impressive rookie season. His 61 receptions for 631 yards and four touchdowns ranked fifth in the rookie wide receiver class. In fact, he finished above rookie wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and Brandon Aiyuk in targets, while ranking seventh in yards per reception and seventh in receiving yardage. And while his rookie season was limited, Mooney surpassed the Bears’ rookie record for most catches by a wide receiver.
In terms of draft value, Bill Mooney was drafted in the fifth round and has been a fantastic value for a fifth-round pick. He is a solid WR1 and WR2 in the NFL. If he reaches his full potential, he could be a top-five fantasy asset. The Bears need to re-sign Allen Robinson, Bilal Nichols, and James Daniels to free up cap space. However, they do not have a first-round pick in 2022.
Drafting Darnell Mooney is a smart way to take advantage of his breakout potential this season and beyond. The Chicago Bears’ wide receiver has high dynasty and breakout potential. The player can hit the big time in 2021 or the 2022 NFL season. The future of fantasy football is bright for Darnell Mooney. If he can stay healthy and keep improving, he could be a breakout player.
The Bears drafted Mooney as their fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Bears were in need of a wide receiver to compliment their new quarterback Justin Fields. While Mooney was not a top-ten wide receiver last year, he has become a valuable piece of the Bears’ passing game. The Bears expected Mooney to continue his development into the 2021 draft, but his rise as the team’s go-to target has been nothing short of miraculous.
drafting a.j green
If you’re in the early rounds of your fantasy football draft, you may be wondering: Should I draft Zach Ertz or Darnell Mooney over AJ Green? Then again, you might not need them all. The Browns have two solid wide receivers in Darnell Mooney and Tyler Boyd, and if you want to avoid paying for both, the Bengals should go with Darnell Mooney instead.